Jet Aerobatics, is dedicated to the operation, preservation & display of their fast jet training aircraft
The Jet Provost first flew on the 26th June 1954 and so 2024 will see the JP reach the milestone of its 70th anniversary. The JP served the RAF in its training roll for almost 40 years and though many found their way in to private ownership following retirement in 1993 the number of airworthy examples is becoming less with the passage of time. Those which are still airworthy can be seen regularly on the UK air show circuit and the current airworthy fleet stands at only 6 made up of 2 Mk3's 1 Mk4/T52 & 3 Mk5's!
Unfortunately 324 missed the 2023 show season due to a landing incident in October of 2022 where upon touch down a tyre blow out causing a runway excursion, the flailing rubber badly damaging the underside of the wing. The excursion also damaged the nose U/C & surrounding structure and but for our loyal and dedicated engineering team it is likely 324 would have been written off as an uneconomical repair.
Every cloud has a silver lining (so they say) and we decided to take the opportunity to do some additional deep maintenance which under normal circumstances wouldn't have been possible, this included fitting a complete new undercarriage, wheels and tyres and much much more. In total 324's repairs have taken a full year which included her scheduled maintenance, the deep maintenance, her refurbishment & Paint. She is now back in pristine condition and ready for her return to the air show circuit.
For the 2024 season we will primarily be offering a single ship display but with the opportunity for pairs displays depending on the organisers needs and/or requirements. The pairs display is of course always subject to crew and aircraft availability. For those who have seen our previous displays you will appreciate we aim to provide a flowing and visually satisfying display which has been designed to satisfy both the Photographers and the viewing public alike.
Having hopefully now seen the back of COVID we like many are hoping that the 2024 show calendar will go forward without disruption and we're already working on the coming seasons display routine/s.
We aim to continue providing a highly dynamic & exciting aerobatic display which has thrilled the British air show public for many years. We will again be combining aerobatics with some rather graceful flying to allow the photographers the chance to take some amazing and evocative photographs whilst at the same time showing the slow handling characteristics of this immaculate Jet Provost Mk5. We’re often told by the photographers that the slower, less dynamic displays are the best for photography, that said, we endeavour to cater for all tastes.
To see our pristine JP5 and those of our partner JP operators in action, click on the ‘air show’ tab to see where we are intending to display or, alternatively, to book your own display click on the ‘Jet Aerobatics’ link below and email us for a non-profit making quote. Jet Aerobatics are also available for static display.
If you need convincing, then read one of the many positive and independent reviews or alternatively watch one of the many magnificent in-cockpit videos which can be found on YouTube.
You can access these via our photo gallery page.
For more information contact: email@example.com